Hennepin County to Restripe Park and Portland to Restore Bike Lanes

In an email sent Friday morning, June 21, Hennepin County announced it would be restriping lanes of Park Avenue South (County Road 33) and Portland Avenue South (County Road 35) to restore the buffered bike lanes present before the 35@94 freeway project began.

Nicole Salica reported in streets.mn last year on restriping Park and Portland to add a peak-hours-only transit lane between Lake and 14th streets.

Hennepin County email statement:

Expect restriping work next week

Starting Monday, June 24, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be restriping Park Avenue (County Road 33) between 18th and 29th streets and Portland Avenue (County Road 35) between Franklin Avenue (County Road 5) and 29th Street.

Crews will restore travel lanes, bike lanes and buffers back to the configurations before the 35W@94 reconstruction project began.

Timing

Weather permitting, restriping work on Park and Portland avenues is expected to take three days to complete.

Impacts

This work will be completed under traffic, which means roads will remain open while the work is occurring.

During the work, there will be lane restrictions for people both driving and biking.

Parking restrictions will also be in place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The anticipated schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 24: East side of Park Avenue
  • Tuesday, June 25: West side of Portland Avenue
  • Wednesday, June 26: West side of Park Avenue and east side of Portland Avenue

For more information

For more information or questions about this work, please contact MnDOT at 612-284-6125 or email info@35w94.com. You can also go to the project website at www.mndot.gov/35w94.

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3 Responses to Hennepin County to Restripe Park and Portland to Restore Bike Lanes

  1. Janne June 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

    Let’s also credit Nicky’s more recent post, one that caught the attention of many people who use these corridors and folks in City Hall, at MnDOT, and at the County.

    https://streets.mn/2019/05/29/mndot-city-county-break-another-promise/

  2. Rosa June 27, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    Hooray!

  3. Joe June 28, 2019 at 10:50 am #

    I can confirm! I witnessed them restriping this week and was very happy.

    Also thanks to Nicole Salica’s post this past week (or thereabouts). Because of it, I reached out to my City Councilor, who said action was being taken.

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